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June 2016 Archives

Pedestrian accidents when alcohol is a factor

Typically, when alcohol is a factor in a car-pedestrian accident, we assume it was the driver that was drunk. But what if the driver was fine and it was actually the pedestrian that had a few drinks? Fortunately, even with alcohol in their system, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle may be entitled to compensation.

Alcohol may be a factor in hit-and-run accident

Hit-and-run accidents happen more often than people think. Occasionally, negligent drivers flee the scene of an accident to avoid arrest if they know they are guilty of drunk driving or drug use. After this most recent hit and run accident in Lolo, alcohol is being considered as one of the incentives for a careless driver to flee the scene of an accident that sent one individual to the hospital.

How do I handle medical bills after an underinsured accident?

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, and the at-fault driver is underinsured or uninsured, you may have serious concerns about how to handle the claim and who will cover your medical bills or lost wages. Although it is your responsibility to handle these expenses as they are incurred, there are many options for individuals injured in an automobile accident. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine which option is best for your situation.

Don't be mistaken; medication errors are medical malpractice

Some of the most frequent surgical errors happen without a patient's knowledge and don't necessarily result in serious injury. Many of these mistakes are in the form of medication errors and occur while a patient is under sedation for surgical procedures. These medication errors range in severity from mild to life-threatening and, according to studies, affect half of all surgical patients.